Synopses & Reviews
A collection of twenty-three indelible stories--all never before published--from today's top female crime writers and some talented newcomers, selected by the New York Times bestselling author
Anger . . . Jealousy . . . Gluttony . . . Sloth . . . Lust . . . Greed . . . Pride.
The seven deadly sins have been the roots of crime throughout human history. In Two of the Deadliest, Elizabeth George has gathered nearly two dozen tales that probe the dark heart of crime in the name of a pair of particularly wicked transgressions: lust and greed.
A young woman mistaken for someone else falls neatly into what appears to be the perfect business opportunity, only to learn that such luxury comes with a price. A mother is driven to depths she never imagined by her less-than-grateful son. And two lovers intent on profiting from an unexpected inheritance discover that the most valuable item is not at all what they thought it was.
In addition to stars including Laura Lippman, Susan Wiggs, Marcia Muller, Carolyn Hart, Nancy Pickard, and Elizabeth George herself, the collection also features new writers from a broad range of backgrounds--journalists, educators, and criminal experts. Together they explore the dark depths women and men will sink to for passion, wealth, and power.
Thrilling and unpredictable, these stories of murder and mayhem are guaranteed to shock and entertain.
“[A] worthwhile collection of short stories from female mystery writers....This anthology is a great way for mystery lovers to enjoy less time-consuming works from favorite authors and discover new ones.” Library Journal
“Entertaining.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Should satisfy every readers sleuth-tooth....A good way for fans of crime writing to discover new favorite authors.” Bellingham Herald (WA)
“This brilliant anthology of short stories by some of the most outstanding women now writing mysteries and crime fiction...is a truly glorious collection” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“Wicked little stories from old hands and relative neophytes drawn from Georges writing classes. Dont miss her own sly contribution.” Seattle Times
“Georges all-original anthology showcases 18 stories by established women mystery writers and five by relative unknowns. . . . The wide variety of styles and settings will please most mystery fans.” Publishers Weekly
Anger . . . Jealousy . . . Gluttony . . . Sloth . . . Lust . . . Greed . . . Pride . . .
These are the seven deadly sins, the roots of crime throughout human history. Greed and lust are Two of the Deadliest.
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George has gathered nearly two dozen chilling, boldly original stories, each published for the very first time in this outstanding collection. In addition to tales from some of today's top stars—including Laura Lippman, Susan Wiggs, Marcia Muller, Carolyn Hart, Nancy Pickard, and Elizabeth George herself—Two of the Deadliest showcases work from an impressive array of exceptional newcomers, as together they explore the dark depths women and men will sink to when driven by passion, avarice, and a lethal hunger for power.
“Wicked little stories from old hands and relative neophytes.”
There are seven deadly sins, and in this superb anthology, edited by Elizabeth George, some of the most able and original purveyors of crime fiction explore Two of the Deadliest. These “New Tales of Lust, Greed, and Murder from Outstanding Women of Mystery” feature sterling stories from Laura Lippman, Susan Wiggs, Carolyn Hart, Nancy Pickard, and George herself, as well as from other masters and exciting, tremendously talented newcomers.
About the Author
Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen novels of psychological suspense, one book of nonfiction, and two short story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha awards, the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, and the MIMI, Germany's prestigious prize for suspense fiction. She lives in Washington State.